Humanitarian crises impact women, girls, and marginalized groups differently. Women and girls in a crisis face higher risks of sexual and gender-based violence, lack of access to lifesaving health services, greater food and resource insecurity, and exclusion from decision-making in humanitarian action. At the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), we know that crisis response requires addressing the unique risks these groups face and gaps in services and protection from the earliest stages of an emergency. As people disproportionately affected by crisis and as frontline responders meeting community needs in emergencies, women and girls must also be active partners in humanitarian response activities. WRC is responding to ongoing crises and advocating for the rights of women, children, and other marginalized populations.

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